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Man accused of setting woman on fire

Posted September 24, 2009

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— Roderick Sanders, 24, of Wake County, is accused of trying to kill Shyona Perry on Sept. 11 by setting her on fire, according to an arrest warrant.

Authorities haven't released a motive for the attack or disclosed the relationship between Sanders and the victim.

Sanders was charged with attempted murder. He was being held Wednesday at the Wake County Jail under a $2 million bond. His first court appearance was set for Thursday afternoon.

According to state Department of Correction records, Sanders has been convicted selling drugs and larceny in Wake County. Court records show that he has also been charged with armed robbery and several assault charges.

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  • StopTheMadness Sep 24, 2009

    People seem to be getting more violent and evil every day

  • Tax Man Sep 24, 2009

    Roe is right - especially if there is a gun involved! The Feds can lock you up forever and make you pay big fines. Plus they can send you to a prison far from your friends and family so you just sit and rot with no visitors. These thugs need a real lesson - they have played our NC Criminal Injustice System so far - the bleeding heart liberals think they should be free because it was not their fault that they committed crimes - it was all society's fault. Hocus Pocus - you are responsible for your acts and you must be punished for your bad acts.

  • MissManda- has real boobs Sep 24, 2009

    i agree TBK- put down the lifers...they'r ewasting space and tax payers money.

  • HanginTough Sep 24, 2009

    Give him the needle -

  • Adelinthe Sep 24, 2009

    "According to state Department of Correction records, Sanders has been convicted selling drugs and larceny in Wake County. Court records show that he has also been charged with armed robbery and several assault charges."

    And yet he was still on the street. sigh

    Praying for the woman and praying someone gets the sense to keep this beast off the streets permanently.

    God bless.

    RB

  • ConcernedNCC Sep 24, 2009

    Want to reduce the prison population? When it gets too crowded, start killing the lifers. They won't be getting out anyway and it will make room for the ones that have a chance.

  • tootie Sep 24, 2009

    Its seems we have become the "animals", animals wouldn't do this sort of thing to other animals.
    There's no reason to hurt or kill anyone =-( Praying for her & her family.

  • roe Sep 24, 2009

    Come on people these folks are committing these crimes because the system has worked in their favor they are being sent to state correctional institutions send their "but-s" to the feds and let the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PROSECUTE THEM.For some odd reason they are fearful of the feds. Plus their moms nor anyone in the family will be able to see them because they will be housed out of state! Who wants to waste all that money traveling to see a zero!!!!

  • concerncitizen Sep 24, 2009

    librarylady, I disagree. If we started locking people up for crimes for long periods of time, at a point people might start to thing it might be better not to commit a crime and stay in school, become a productive citizen. Less jails will be needed? Killers never get out! Period! At a point they might stop and consider not killing?

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Sep 24, 2009

    Thought this was the same story from Rocky Mount, apparently not. This happened within a day of the Rocky Mount story...don't remember seeing it on WRAL

    http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/woman-in-critical-condition-after-being-set-on-fire-851772.html

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